MONDAY 10/4/2021 1:09 p.m.
APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The man that was facing multiple charges for his involvement at Lawrence University was found guilty due to a no-contest plea.
According to court documents, 23-year-old Benjamin Wears was found guilty on Sept. 30. On the same day, he pled ‘No Contest’ to his charges.
Wears is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1, around 8:30 a.m.
There was no further information provided. Local 5 will continue to update this story.
ORIGINAL: Lawrence University’s ‘Peeping Tom’ faces 7 more charges, caught on campus
THURSDAY 4/8/2021 2:15 p.m.
APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – In March 2020 Benjamine Wears was arrested for a ‘Peeping Tom’ complaint on Lawrence University’s campus, and he now faces more charges for going on campus back in March 2021.
Wears, who is 22-years-old, was seen on Lawrence University’s campus on March 12, 2021, around 8:30 a.m. by Campus Safety Officer Rebecca Klich. Klich found Wears on campus and then recorded a video of him fleeing from her.
According to the criminal complaint, Klich asked Wears to stop bud did not do so, and Wears broke into a sprint and Klich did not pursue Wears as he ran down a walking trail.
Around 10:50 a.m. that same day Detective Riechers attempted to interview Wears. Riechers recovered a teal iPhone from Wears’ apartment as part of a search warrant. Three videos of two separate Lawrence University students were found on the phone during the early hours on October 26, 2020.
Wears was subject to a criminal bond that prevented him from owning a cell phone, from having contact with Lawrence University and from committing further criminal violations.
Wears faces the following additional charges:
- Three charges of Felony Bail Jumping
- Burglary of a Building or Dwelling
- Three charges of Capture an Intimate Representation Without Consent
Wears is scheduled to be in Outagamie County Court on April 9 at 9:00 a.m.
Local 5 will update this story if more information becomes available.